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Pulled the trigger on a 2016 Viking yesterday... Very good condition Hunter Green (meh) with 74 hours & 550 miles.
Aside from being dusty, looks like it's straight off the showroom.
Was advertised as 2015, so was happy to find out it was a '16 with the additional vibration mount/strut, sound dampening, bed mat over the '15

It will be used mainly for work/maintenance on our 88 acres SW VA (mostly wooded)... but might occasionally be used for play :lmao:

Main tasks will be hauling tools (chainsaws, brushcutters, fuel, etc.), an occasional load of firewood, dirt, gravel, rocks, etc., but will also drag our 3/4 mile gravel driveway (DR "Power Grader" + section of chainlink fence) and when needed, light snow plowing. We don't get a lot snow accumulation here (3"-6" average) and don't "HAVE" to go anywhere when it's above that, but have seen a couple of 12"-18" snows that kept our drive impassible longer than we wanted.

Looking for recommendations on the following:
- Windshield: not sure about full vs. folding, but airflow in the summer and wind/rain blocking the rest of the time is paramount​
- Combination winch & plow mounts: I've seen a couple that have a 2" receiver mount, but look a bit under-constructed. Would like to get a single unit that will both mount the winch AND accept a plow instead of multiple mounts that would likely interfere with each other/require modifications to work together.​
- Winch: I'm well versed on winch use, but appears the main differences are narrow vs. wide spool? Guessing it's a few more feet of cable and wider body on the wide spool? Any gotcha's relating to either & the Viking​?
- Tool mounts: Would like to be able to tote/secure the brushcutters​/long guns

Have ordered the plugs to add reverse lights, will likely drop a ridiculous light bar on the front, and will put a dome/bed light in for convenience.
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i was gonna post some pics for you but , resizing the pics no time ..additions, stainless steel tinted window with wiper /washer, opens , rear tool box stainles steel, raised 10". holds the walking sticks and kool stuff, then added stainless steel bumper, with rear view cam, mounted a warn winch on the hitch, 3000lbs, another in the front 5000lb, soft cab, exhaust muffler/pipe upgrade, stereo, side mounted lighted speakers, added secondary battery (under the driver seat, 1000amp/hr), with secondary fused panel under stand seat pad. 16 circuits operates kooler, ac invertor, power for winches, 52 inch light bar, radio, interior lites, cpu/gps system. news tires 28" mud pros, secondary rad fan, in front of rad. have not and will not install modified clutch, nor programmer! just keep everything maintained, including diffs, engine oil, installed K&N air filter, installed a pre filter in front battery, (paper), K&n, ,oil breather next to the head, prevent oils stuck into air filter!. installed rear shock spacers, to maintain 12" clearance(i machined them),i have had no issues since i bought this new in 2015. very happy with this machine! and this unit is housed/trailered in a air condition 16foot tandem cargo trailer, with awning! just some idea you may want to use.. thank for looking
 
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